Friday, October 15, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Slaking (Platinum)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Slaking from the Platinum set. This is a stage 2, normal type Pokemon card with an hp of 150. Slaking has a +30 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and an extremely high retreat cost of four colorless energy cards. Slaking's Poke-Body is called Lazy Paunch and says that if Slaking used any attacks during your last turn it can't attack this turn. Slaking's only move is called Best Dash and takes 4 colorless energy cards and the move does 150 damage but unfortunately any damage done to Slaking by attacks is increased by 50 during your opponent's next turn. So as far as strategy goes I would recommend definitely stacking up energy on Slaking before you play it since you can't afford to wait around to do damage since attacks will be increased by 50 when you do attack, I would definitely try to find a way where you could use Best Dash and then somehow retreat Slaking the next turn for free so you could attack again, but you may be able to last quite a long time if you get Slaking out in play as soon as possible so you can knock out almost every Pokemon in one turn and then hope your opponent has a weak Pokemon the next turn so that it won't be able to do more than 60 damage total, that way with a potion or two you can last at least 3 turns and knock out 3 Pokemon. I would give this card a 3 out of 5 because even though it does have a high hp and can do a high amount of damage I wouldn't want to knock be able to attack every other turn and have at least 50 damage done to me every other turn. It would be a gamble to use this card but I think it would be a fun card to play with. So thanks for reading today's review of Slaking from Platinum stay tuned for tomorrow's review of a Rising Rivals card.